The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and SIHO Insurance Services are partnering to offer local businesses health insurance for their employees.
The two announced this morning that Chamber members will have access to a variety of endorsed fully-insured health plans through SIHO. The plans are available for employers with two to 50 eligible employees.
Cindy Frey, president of the Chamber, says that than half of the Columbus workforce is employed by a Chamber-member business and more than 70 percent of those members have 50 or fewer employees.
Thirteen variations of health benefit plans are available with effective dates of Jan. 1 of next year.
The complete announcement:
The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and SIHO Insurance Services have joined forces to address the challenge many businesses face in finding local, high-quality, and affordable healthcare benefits for their employees.
Chamber members in good standing will have access to a variety of endorsed fully-insured health plans through SIHO Insurance Services with January 1, 2020 effective dates. The plans are available for employers with two to 50 eligible employees. Employers with 51 or more eligible employees will have access to similar endorsed plans.
In Columbus, more than half of the workforce is employed by a Chamber-member business. The sweet spot for this newly-launched SIHO plan is companies with 50 or fewer employees. More than 70 percent of the Chamber’s members fall into this category. Another 22 percent employ between 50 and 100 employees.
“Employers recognize that a healthy employee is not only more satisfied, but is also better able to make positive contributions to the organization’s success. And, employers know that offering a competitive benefits package allows them to hire and keep the best workers,” according to Cindy Frey, president of the Chamber. “Finally, we believe there will be a bottom-line benefit to our members as they ought to experience a cost savings.”
Thirteen variations of health benefit plans are available, including both Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans. Additionally, the partnership provides options for dental, vision, and life insurance, online diabetes management, telemedicine and wellness screenings at the Chamber. Additionally, SIHO’s mobile app makes it easy for its customers to access healthcare information.
The SIHO plans are supported by the Inspire clinically integrated network and Columbus Regional Health, providing outstanding local care. Columbus Regional Health is a member of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and is one of the five largest employers in Bartholomew County.
“The partnership with the Chamber along with the support of Columbus Regional Health and Inspire Health Partners has allowed us to develop a unique offering for employers in our community and their employees. We are truly excited about this opportunity to help local businesses thrive” states John Sadtler, President and CEO of SIHO Insurance Services.
Companies who are interested, should request a quote from their insurance agent. For more information, contact an independent agent or consult the Chamber’s website at www.columbusareachamber.com, or visit http://www.siho.org/ColumbusChamberEndorsed.html